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    Stay Healthy (And Sane!) Over the Holidays With My Top 3 Holiday Survival Tips

    How to stay healthy over the Holidays

    The holidays are quickly approaching, which means hosting obligations, delicious dinners, and gluttonous drinks and desserts. Are you excited? Or does the thought of the holidays make you fearful, overwhelmed, and anxious? If so, take a deep breath, relax your shoulders, and allow me to alleviate the overwhelm. I’ve got your back. We’re going to sail through the holidays as stress-free as possible with my “3” holiday survival tips. 1. PULL OUT YOUR CALENDAR Planning ahead is the best way to…

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  • Health and Wellness / Self - Improvement

    Learn How To Save Years Of Your Life By Reducing Stress

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    Stress. We all are familiar with “stress.” Stress is our body’s natural response to an acute threat. This “fight-or-flight” response is driven by the hormones adrenaline and cortisol. When we have to give a speech in front of a crowd, slam on our breaks in an abrupt traffic jam, or wake up late to our alarm, adrenaline and cortisol levels skyrocket quickly in our bodies. However, our bodies are adaptable machines and are able to quickly compensate in stressful times.…

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  • Health and Wellness

    How to Avoid Letting a Crazy Work Schedule Derail Your Success

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    Julie* and Kristen* – from the 12 Week Weight Management Program-are both ER nurses. They found themselves with similar problems: night shifts, binge eating upon arriving home, a traveling career, and inconsistent schedules. As a Surgical Physician Assistant, I could relate. I used to work 12 hours shifts and rotated nights. I too was tempted by junk food in the workroom lounge and had an inconsistent eating and exercise schedule. Together, we put our heads together and began brainstorming solutions…

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    How to Ditch the Guilt When You Make a Mistake

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    During an early morning airport connection, I found myself wandering around my gate looking for a clean breakfast option. I stumbled upon an organic breakfast spot, but to my surprise, I found myself continuing my hunt for a “low-calorie” “low-carb” option. My weight loss attempts had stalled, so I decided to do something very unusual- something in complete contradiction to my healthy lifestyle philosophy. I decided against clean, minimally processed foods and had an eye-opening experience. At the organic breakfast spot,…

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